610.15  RABID ANIMALS.
   (a)   No person shall own or harbor a dog that has been bitten by any animal known to have been afflicted with rabies, or which shall have bitten any person or animal.
   (b)   Any person who shall have in his possession a dog or other animal which has contracted rabies, which has been subjected to the same, which is suspected of having rabies or which shall have bitten any person or other animal shall, upon demand of the Animal Shelter Supervisor or of the Health Officer or their designee produce and surrender such dog to the Animal Shelter Supervisor or Health Officer or their designee to be held for observation and treatment for a period of ten days at the animal shelter; provided, however, that with the approval of the Health Officer or Animal Shelter Supervisor any such dog or other animal may be surrendered to a registered veterinary or to any nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of sheltering dogs or other animals, for observation and treatment for a period of at least ten days immediately following the biting of such person or animal.
(Ord. 2005-24.  Passed 5-17-05; Ord. 2008-09.  Passed 11-18-08.)